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SQL Puzzle | The Non Space Puzzle

In this puzzle you have to get rows where there is no space in the column a. Please check out the sample input values and sample expected output below.

Sample Input

(No column name)
|s11hp|
|s1 1hp|
||
| |
| |

Expected Output

a
|s11hp|
||

Script

Use below script to create table and insert sample data into it.

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SELECT '|' + a + '|' FROM 
(
      SELECT 's11hp' a
      UNION ALL
      SELECT 's1 1hp'
      UNION ALL
      SELECT ''
      UNION ALL
      SELECT ' '
      UNION ALL
      SELECT '      '
)u

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Rules/Restrictions

The solution should be should use “SELECT” statement or “CTE”.

Add your solution(s) in the comments section or send you solution(s) to pawankkmr@gmail.com

Solution – 1


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SELECT '|' + a + '|' FROM 
(
      SELECT 's11hp' a
      UNION ALL
      SELECT 's1 1hp'
      UNION ALL
      SELECT ''
      UNION ALL
      SELECT ' '
      UNION ALL
      SELECT '      '
)u
WHERE a NOT LIKE '% %'

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Solution – 2


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SELECT '|'+ a + '|' FROM 
(
      SELECT 's11hp' a
      UNION ALL
      SELECT 's1 1hp'
      UNION ALL
      SELECT ''
      UNION ALL
      SELECT ' '
      UNION ALL
      SELECT '      '
)u
WHERE CHARINDEX(' ',a,0) = 0

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Output

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/*------------------------
OUTPUT
------------------------*/

--------
|s11hp|
||

(2 row(s) affected)

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Add a comment if you have any other solution in mind. I would love to learn it. We all need to learn.

Enjoy !!! Keep Learning

Pawan Khowal 

Http://MSBISkills.com

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